Start Saving The ACL When Kids Are Very Young + MORE

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How to Show Your Child That You BELIEVE in Him + MORE

BELIEVE. Do you understand the power of that one word? There are many words that we as parents say to our kids that empower them, but one of the strongest words I’ve seen that builds my kids up is the word “believe.” Believe is a word on a sign in the Clemson football meeting room..... More »
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TRENDS IN SPORTS: Wonderful Advancements in Sled Hockey + MORE

 Sled Hockey:  “For Love of the Game” By Doug Abrams   Late last week, I received an e-mail from my longtime friend Dick Gagliardi, the former Yale University hockey coach and Sacred Heart Academy athletic director. “This is something you would want to know about,” he said, and he was.... More »

How to Treat Your Middle School Athlete Like He Should Be Treated

As with every stage of parenting–from sleepless nights to potty training, all the way to setting curfews and paying college bills–there are adjustments you make in how you care for, discipline and relate to your child. And so it is in youth sports. You will not, and should not, treat t-.... More »

COPING WITH ADVERSITY: What’s the Best Way to Give Feedback to Young Athletes (…and their Parents)? + MORE

One of the basic fundamentals that all coaches embrace – whether at the youth, travel, or HS level – is that a coach has to give feedback to one’s athletes. Problem is, it’s rare for a coach to be trained at any level on how to do this. In short, it’s just sort of ̶.... More »
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3 Myths that are Destroying the Youth Sports Experience for our Kids + MORE

Every year, I travel throughout the US, Canada, Asia and Europe, and give well over 100 presentations to parents and coaches. I speak to tens of thousands of people about youth sports, coaching, and athlete development. Every time I do a live event, I get asked the following question: “If you are .... More »
youth flag football tournaments 1427871703 395877425 Start Saving The ACL When Kids Are Very Young + MOREBy Dev Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Key Points:

A recently published scientific study attempts to explain why puberty leads to an increased risk in ACL tears for girls and boys but tends to affect girls more
An increased Body Mass Index is a risk factor for ACL tear regardless of age or sex
The results suggest that ACL tear prevention programs should start before puberty in girls

This blog is focused on providing a sports medicine physician’s perspective on issues affecting youth sports health and participation…

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kids football tournaments 1427871700 1619917485 Start Saving The ACL When Kids Are Very Young + MOREHow does negativity affect your child’s healthy development? It’s likely no surprise to learn that all of us have inner voices, private conversations we have with ourselves. Neuroscientists have discovered that those voices are naturally more negative than positive in tone. Unfortunately, children’s inner voices are particularly negative, usually driven by doubt, fear, and shame…

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